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Secret Stockade

The Stockade and its secrets come to life on this behind-the-scenes journey through the neighborhood. Though a national historic district, the Stockade is alive with the sights and sounds of a vibrant, ever-changing neighborhood. Walk its storied streets, meet local characters, and learn its legends and lore as we journey across history.


Schenectady Wine Society

This time, we’ll be sampling wines that wrap our senses in everything summertime has to offer. Join your hosts, Buffy Leonard and city historian Chris Leonard on a tasting and history tour of their favorite wines for the season.


Beers, Bikes, and Barges: Schenectady

Join the Schenectady County Historical Society and the Erie Canal Museum for this 90 minute cycling tour through Schenectady looking at the city’s Erie Canal and brewing history, as you ride along the historic Mohawk River.

Walking Tour: A New Nation

In this tour, we’ll investigate how the Schenectady Stockade was transformed during the Early Republic period, looking at the buildings of the era, discussing stories, customs, and more

Free – $12.00

Drink the Seasons: June

In celebration of the summer, join for an evening of seasonal cocktails and more!


Watercolor Collage Workshop

This class is for never-ever painters, those with experience looking to try a new style, or anyone in between.